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Boqueria & St Caterina Markets with Food & Tapas Small Group Tour
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

This was my favourite of the central covered markets. Whilst the more famous example on the Ramblas is undeniably picturesque and excellent, Santa Caterina, being slightly less high profile, has the attractive quality of being significantly less crowded - especiallyat meal times.
Don't get me wrong, though, this market may be more workmanlike and modern but it is still very attractive with its multi-coloured, scalloped roof and beautifully presented food stalls. The quality of goods is at least as good as the Bocqueria and prices a little lower. There are also great bars and eateries here including the fantastic La Torna, at whose bar I ate the best sit-down meal of my trip. And, though it may not be on the Ramblas, it is still very central and only a short walk from the cathedral. Well worth those few extra steps to give it a try.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A local market with plenty of traffic but not as crowded as others. Beautiful roof you should take a look at from a distance or above. Good variety of vendors or stalls. Friendly and helpful. The market closes down by mid afternoon with a few shops or restaurants on the exterior edge open. There is a small grocery store and a historical site included in the market area.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

It's located one the way between the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Picasso museum. Nothing to be amazed but still a nice market. I recomend the natural juices sold in the entrance.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The fresh fish and produce were enticing. The merchants were friendly and accommodating. We sampled various tomatoes and also olive oils native to Catalunya.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

A great but fairly small market full of fresh produce. The stall holders were very friendly and happy to show a tourist the different offerings. Great fresh fish lunch at one of the cafes on the outside of the market. Don't forget to look at the Roman ruins at the entrance to the market.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank C R
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